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Doctor insights on: A Psychological Mess For A Year And Half After Traumatic Experience With Lsd

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Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?

Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?

This is a classic: job for a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for meds support. You'll have to re-visit the trauma in "other" ways, therapeutic safety using de-sensitization, EMDR, meditation, self-hypnosis and the like, until you regain your sense of control over the triggers and resulting experience of anxiety. Sounds like self-esteem work is indicated. Also, pay attention to your mood. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old(female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart.No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?

I am 18 years old(female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart.No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?

Night terrors: Possible panic attacks during sleep, or a sleep disorder. Recommend first evaluation by neurologist for sleep studies, then if all normal, referral to psychiatry to explore tx for anxiety issues. ...Read more

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I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

Yes: Trauma can be physical or mental. If it was severe, and it is bothering you, talk to your primary doctor. Sometimes medication and counseling are needed for recovery. ...Read more

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I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when i was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?

I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when i was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?

Not by itself: It depends on what else this traumatic experience is connected to. An isolated phobia is fairly easy to extinguish, but those which are more multiply determined can linger and be more difficult. Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention can be very effective. Work with a psychologist proficient in these areas for best results. ...Read more

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Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis: In predisposed individuals, psychotic breakdown could be brief reactive psychosi, psychosis nos, or ptsd with psychotic features. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

PTSD.: Post-traumatic stress disorder is a strong impetus for mental illness, both in those predisposed to such and in those who are not. In the context you mentioned, intense psychological counseling and perhaps medications may be helpful for someone so suffering. ...Read more

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Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. a bridge?

Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. a bridge?

Not if done right.: All depends on who's placing the implants and their respective skill level. I teach at NYU in the implant program and if the practitioner doesn't know how to make procedures like this as atraumatic as possible, then you should probably find someone that puts you at ease. Remember, no one wants to go to the dentist. Myself included. I'd rather be on the beach. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Possible: Of it leads to significant hemorrhage (bleed) within the adrenal gland. Ask your doctor to check your morning cortisol and if low you may need adrenal dynamic studies ( typically done in an endocrine office setting). ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the lasting psychological effects of traumatic events on children?

Can you please lay out the  lasting psychological effects of traumatic events on children?

Varies, but not good: Some children are more resilient than others, but childhood trauma can make someone more sensitive to future trauma and increase the risk of future mental illness (especially depression and anxiety). Even children can suffer serious problems from post traumatic stress disorder, including poor attachments, school failure, chronic abdominal pains, headaches, and poor physical health and self-esteem. ...Read more

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Can a baby be psychologically affected by a traumatic birthing experience?

Can a baby be psychologically affected by a traumatic birthing experience?

No: At this stage the child is unable to develop any memories. This will mean there is no possibility of developing any psychological problems in later life from this event. ...Read more

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What are effects of 'tripping' on lsd 40 years later? Has anyone looked?

What are effects of 'tripping' on lsd 40 years later? Has anyone looked?

Flashbacks: Flashbacks have been described after use of lsd years later I am not aware of any studies looking at the effect of lsd that long after having used it. ...Read more

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I did recreational drugs (mdma, lsd, cocaine, marijuana) for a good 3-4 years during college. Will this affect my fertility? Will stopping recover it

I did recreational drugs (mdma, lsd, cocaine, marijuana) for a good 3-4 years during college. Will this affect my fertility? Will stopping recover it

Active drug : users cannot parent consistently, safely, or legally. Tobacco, excess alcohol, marijuana, cocaine & methamphetamine are a few of the drugs that impair fertility. Many impact the sperm; some, like marijuana & alcohol, also impact testosterone production. It can take up to a year in recovery for men to regain fertility from damaged sperm. See a urologist & an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I have taken one hit of lsd 16 hours ago. And I am still feeling the effects. Is this bad?

Not necessarily: Effects typically last 12 hours, but in any case wear off eventually although some have reported feeling strange for days. ...Read more

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Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

No:     two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read more

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How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

LSD: In urine, lsd can be detected for 2-5 days. There can be false positives. Hair samples can reveal it for much longer -- some sources say 90 days. ...Read more

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